Thursday, March 21

Bintangor set to have its first e-learning kindergarten soon


Tan briefs Abang Johari on ‘Kinder Doc’ while (from right) Danawa Education chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi, Bintangor Malay Charitable Trust Board chairman Datuk Hasmi Hasnan, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs) Abdullah Saidol, Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datu Len Talif Salleh and BN candidate for Tanjung Manis Yusuf Abdul Wahab look on.

KUCHING: The Bintangor community will celebrate another milestone with the opening of its first ‘e-learning’ kindergarten soon.

The kindergarten is part of the Bintangor Malay Charitable Trust Board’s (Lembaga Amanah Kebajikan Melayu Bintangor) newly established Bintangor Community Complex there.

Known as ‘Kinder Doc’, this online education platform is the result of a collaboration between Danawa Education Sdn Bhd and Kebajikan Dayang Fatimah Berhad, a local charity, which contributed around RM2.1 million towards the establishment of the community complex.

The complex was recently declared open by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

According to Danawa Education chief executive officer Tan Yii Ying, ‘Kinder Doc’ serves as a platform specially developed to facilitate teaching and learning in early childhood education.

“At Danawa Education, we believe that every child deserves the best education possible. We leverage on digital technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process, and aim to offer quality education programmes which are accessible and affordable to our urban and rural communities,” she said.

She pointed out that ‘Kinder Doc’ seeks to fulfill three objectives namely to promote IT literacy among the young; facilitate learning in the digital age via various interesting digital tools and enhance the tracking of students’ development by educators.

“We expect to roll this out in the next six months for the kindergarten’s first batch of students.

“We would like to thank the Bintangor Malay Charitable Trust Board for this opportunity to pioneer e-learning,” she expressed.

Danawa Education has been active in the education sector since 2001 and has more than 400 affiliated centres in Malaysia, comprising public and private schools, pre-schools.

It launched the pilot implementation of the Cambridge Starters Award programme accredited by the renowned University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), United Kingdom in Mukah, Sarawak.

Besides Cambridge, Danawa Education is also affiliated with other international certification bodies and offers programmes in early childhood, primary, secondary, pre-tertiary and vocational diploma levels.

It is part of the Danawa Group which is a leading industry player in the development of ICT infrastructure in Malaysia and the appointed implementer of the Sarawak Rural Broadband Initiative (SRBI) in collaboration with the Sarawak State Government.